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Discover the magic of Marbella from an "insider" point of view – by Liz Glazer


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Going Green in Marbella – follow my journey as “The Allotment Apprentice”

After my coverage in my previous post of The Arboretum Foundation’s Autumn Festival, I put it to Alejandro Orioli, founder of the Arboretum Foundation here in Marbella, that I’d love the opportunity to spend some time with a seasoned allotment holder up at the Arboretum Park.  “It would make interesting reading”, I said, “seeing as I am hopeless with plants, to learn from someone in the know”…

And before I knew it, I was accepting his challenge to take on my own organic allotment for a year.

“What? Me?” I squeaked in astonishment,”but I haven’t got a clue where to begin!”

“Exactly” he replied.

And so, on the 2nd October, I was handed a spade and a patch of land and my marvellous journey as the willing urban guinea-pig in this living green experiment to convert a self-confessed former plant assassin into a proficient allotment gardener,  began….

Please click here or on the link  below, if you’d like to find out how I’ve been getting on… (would love it if you would support me on my green journey of discovery by following me on this new blog too – and sharing with friends who might enjoy!)

Here’s to my flourishing organic vegetable garden! Wish me luck!

Liz Glazer

Here’s the link again – https://www.theallotmentapprentice.com/single-post/2017/10/02/Day-one-and-flourishing

 

 

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Going Green in Marbella – celebrating all things sustainable at Arboretum Foundation’s Autumn Festival (17/9/2017)

I was up at Marbella’s Arboretum Park early on Sunday morning to continue helping the Arboretum Foundation’s team of volunteers prepare for the 2017  Autumn Festival: a celebration of all things sustainable.

I’d gone up there a few days before to find out more and ended up signing up on-the-spot as a volunteer, delighted to have found a place right here in Marbella, where I can become actively involved in a project that aims to take the concept of sustainable living out of the textbook and make it real for the ordinary urban dweller through various educational courses and environmental initiatives, including an organic farm, an apiary, the creation of a conservation forest for the endangered native cork trees in which over 22,000 trees have been planted to date and the two plots of land, dedicated to growing organic produce, in which over 130 local species are being cultivated in the 110 existing 45 m2 urban allotments. Continue reading